An international and scientific metropole

Ranked in the Top 5 most innovative cities in the world, Grenoble is constantly reinventing the future. Here, laboratories, universities and companies work together
to make the world of tomorrow.


Le Showroom de Maison Minatec Grenoble
Showroom MINATEC © Pierre Jayet

The world's 5th most inventive city
(Forbes, 2013)

2nd French regional research centre with 25,000 researchers, 5 major European instruments (ILL, ESRF), 8 national research organisations (CEA), 5 clusters.  

Campus Universitaire Grenoble-Alpes
Grenoble campus © Pierre Jayet
Circuit imprimé dans les mains d'un chercheur
CEA LETI © Pierre Jayet

A young and qualified population

More than 65,000 students including 9,000 international.
2nd most attractive French city for students (2016)
5th favourite city for executives (2014) 

Eco-quartier Caserne de Bonne Grenoble
Grenoble Ecole de Management

Land of excellences and innovation

In the heart of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (2nd greatest French economic region, 8th European) and 5 major competitiveness clusters (Minalogic, Lyon Biopôle, Tenerrdis, Axelera, ViaMeca), the Grenoble-Alpes Metropole is today one of the most innovative European territories in sectors such as micro and nanotechnologies, software, life sciences, energy ...
To organise your event in Grenoble or in its region, is to commit to innovation.

For more than 150 years, the men and women of this area have created a unique system, built on close relationships between the universities, the companies, research labs, and public establishments.